Michigan State Cheerleader – A Michigan State basketball game took a backseat Wednesday night after a cheerleader fell to the court and laid motionless for several minutes. During that time, the Breslin Center got very quiet as 20-year-old Taylor Young, of Twin Lake, was carried off the floor on a stretcher.
The crowd cheered as she held two thumbs in the air.
Young was transported to Sparrow Hospital in Lansing and was in stable condition while she underwent further evaluation.
“I didn’t see it happen,” Michigan State coach Tom Izzo said. “One of the guys came and told me. I don’t want to get ahead of myself, but I did check on it after the game, and our doctor said that everything seems to be OK with her. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her. That was tough.”
The game was delayed for about 10 minutes with Michigan State leading, 22-18.
It was a difficult break to come back from for the players.
“I didn’t see it, but I heard it was bad,” freshman Travis Trice said. “When I stood up I was kind of stiff, but when something like that happens you don’t care about yourself. You want to make sure they’re all right.”
Added Draymond Green, “I just pray that she is fine. (The break) was hard, but it was good for me because I had played every minute. But you never want to get a rest that way with somebody going down.”
The good news is that the cheerleader has left the hospital and doing fine.